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mistyandbenjamin
10-22-2010, 02:11 AM
What is the age the kid can sign in/out without a parent?

Are the lab and club connected? How do the kids go from one to another? Is the check-in at the same place?

We cruised last year but my son went to the kids club for only about an hour on the last night for friendship rocks. He will be 7 on our cruise and I do not want him to be able to leave without me but I do want him to be able to go back and forth between the lab and club.

So confused!!!

jilljill
10-22-2010, 09:02 AM
If you do not want him to sign in/out then you don't have to allow it. The club/lab on the Magic/Wonder are across the atrium from each other. When you stand in the atrium and look up, the lab is on the same side as the elevators and the club is just above Studio Sea. Each area has their own check in/out station.

Someone else who has experienced the kids being able to pick and choose their activities will hopefully share their experiences on the way that's handled now.

Page4
10-22-2010, 09:23 AM
We were on the Wonder in August and they took my DD's back and forth as they wanted. There is a private hallway to get them back and forth between clubs. My kids are 4 & 6.

ksucats
10-22-2010, 09:24 AM
We were on the Wonder a few months ago. My kids did not have check out privileges, but they were able to go back & forth. They just had to go to the check in place & tell them they wanted to move & they were escorted to the other club & the computers were updated that they had moved.

Mommb
10-22-2010, 09:24 AM
I don't think you'd be able to give check-out privileges to a 7-year-old even if you wanted to, so no need to worry about that.

There is a hallway between the Club and the Lab that is accessible only to the counselors so that they can move kids between the locations. We sailed with my 6-year-old daughter in January on the Wonder. We dropped her off at the desk in whichever location had the next program she wanted. When we came to pick her up, we could go to either room and the counselors were able to tell us where she was if we didn't see her immediately. (The wristbands given to the kids are "read" when they change locations.)

If a child wants to attend a program in a different location, the counselors will make sure he or she gets there safely. If the kids go, for example, to the sports deck, multiple counselors keep track of them. Wherever the kids go, a counselor has a laptop with the checkout password information, so if they are, for example, on the sports deck, you can go up there and check your child out. (You cannot, however, check out a child while the group is in transit -- you have to wait until the group settles in wherever it's going, so they don't mess up their count of kids.)

Have a great cruise!

poeticdiabetic
10-22-2010, 02:22 PM
Me thinks ya have ta be 10 and 'den ya have to sign dem up fo privileges! Aargh!pirate:

ksucats
10-22-2010, 02:24 PM
Me thinks ya have ta be 10 and 'den ya have to sign dem up fo privileges! Aargh!pirate:

Is it 10? I was thinking it was 8. My daughter was 9 when we went & I thought we had the option. We didn't give her those rights though.

CarrianneB
10-22-2010, 10:23 PM
Is it 10? I was thinking it was 8. My daughter was 9 when we went & I thought we had the option. We didn't give her those rights though.

It's 8. My 9 and 10 year old will both have those privileges when we sail tomorrow :)